A stunning Grade II Listed former water mill situated in a picturesque location with a riverside frontage allowing fishing and mooring rights and with the property itself having planning permission for a substantial five bedroom family residence. Read more
A stunning Grade II Listed former water mill situated in a picturesque location with a riverside frontage allowing fishing and mooring rights and with the property itself having planning permission for a substantial five bedroom family residence. Opportunities of this nature are incredibly rare to the market and this iconic local building is particularly well known and has the added benefit of being extremely conveniently located just a short distance from the A6 bypass to Loughborough and Leicester and onwards to the A46/M1. The property is also a short distance away from the village centres of Cossington and Rothley with their amenities. As an ideal family home, this property is well situated for the endowed schools of Loughborough and also Ratcliffe College. An internal inspection is highly recommended to appreciate the outstanding potential of this once in a lifetime development project.
Cossington Mill History This stunning Grade II Listed former water mill is reknowned to have been originally used for corn milling up until 1657, where both corn and paper milling were carried out under the same roof until 1827. Following this it was solely used to mill corn until 1928, when the machinery was removed and the mill gradually fell into disrepair and dilapidation. In 1938 the property was purchased for conversion into tea rooms, changing hands and being altered and restored to form a restaurant, the Cossington Mill Restaurant was exceptionally well known and respected and finally closed in 2002. Since then planning permission has been applied for and with the latest granting in 2013, overall to convert into a stunning family home with carport, ample off road parking and generous garden frontage onto the River Soar and having fishing and mooring rights. Thus creating a lifestyle opportunity for the purchasers of this property.
Accommodation The property is entered via a large original timber panelled front door into:
Breakfast Kitchen21'10" x 15'9" (6.65m x 4.8m). A large breakfast kitchen with a range of units, range cooker, storage cupboard, window to the side and quarry tiled flooring.
Utility Area20'2" x 7'5" (6.15m x 2.26m). With a window to the side and access of to the rear lobby.
Rear Lobby Having a doorway to the drive and access to two large storage rooms.
Storage Room One10'8" x 5'5" (3.25m x 1.65m).
Storage Room Two16' x 12'7" (4.88m x 3.84m).
WC Fitted with a low level flush WC.
Reception Room One29'1" x 22'1" (8.86m x 6.73m). Two windows to the side overlooking the garden, grand timber staircase rising to the first floor, open fronted fireplace, feature exposed timber beams and access to a store room.
Store Room6'4" x 6'3" (1.93m x 1.9m).
Reception Room Two36'1" x 10'10" (11m x 3.3m). French doors to the side leading out to the garden and four windows to the rear, wood laminate flooring and recessed ceiling spotlighting.
Ground Floor Shower Room11' x 6'2" (3.35m x 1.88m). Fitted with a three piece suite comprising a shower cubicle with electric shower, wash hand basin, low level WC. Window to the front.
First Floor36'11" x 24'1" (11.25m x 7.34m). The first floor is open plan and comprises a large room with a double height ceiling extending to a maximum height to 21'5" with feature exposed timber beams, original water mill wheel suspended in the ceiling and forming a magnificent feature. Windows to all sides.
Mezannine Level25'5" x 16'7" (7.75m x 5.05m). With windows to three sides.
Outside The property has a driveway allowing off road parking for number of vehicles. A substantial lawned garden with riverside frontage allowing fishing and mooring rights. The gardens enjoys mature shrubs and trees making this a paradise for entertaining and family living. There is an orchard with numerous fruit trees including damson, various apple varieties, pears and plums. The property has an outside tap and outside lighting.
Further Information The property has planning permission granted with the latest planning application P/13/2169/2 for a carport and wood store to the property with more detailed floorplans and information under planning number P/12/2474/2, these can all be viewed on the Charnwood Borough Council website, please contact the selling agent for further information if required.
There is potential to alter the plans further for a purchaser's own specification or to divide into two properties, subject to the necessary consents/approvals.
The property is Grade II Listed and has a private septic tank for sewerage
The property does not have supplied and has gas bottles currently for the range cooker.
There was formerly an oil fired central heating system, this is currently decommissioned and a purchaser would have to investigate reinstalling this if required.
The rear garden boundary between Cossington Mill and Mill House is currently denoted by timber posts, by arrangement this has been left open plan with the neighbouring property and it is the responsibility Mill House to erect a fence upon the request of Cossington Mill.
The driveway from Syston Road has shared access between three properties and also the Waterways Authority. The Waterways Authority also have a right of access over the left hand boundary to access a sluice point, these visits are rare and always by prior notice.
The property identifies as being located in a flood risk area, we recommend purchasers make their own enquiries in relation to this through the conveyancing process. For any further information, please contact the selling agent.